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Re: Which format is best for delivering client content?

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Robert B Member Since: Aug 17, 2020
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Hi everyone,

I've finally landed my first client; I want to really nail this first contract and knock it out of the park. It's a modest task of writing a short 300 word blog post with only one header image, so it's an excellent opportunity to make a strong positive JSS impression.

 

I wasn't given credentials and I'm not accessing the client's site directly to draft nor to publish--so I wonder--should I construct the post in (my own) WordPress editor, or is it just as well if I use Microsoft Word or OneNote and export the completed post? How can I provide the smoothest experience for my client when I deliver the completed article? 

 

Thanks in advance! (:

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Obviously you'd ask the client what suits them best?

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Robert B Member Since: Aug 17, 2020
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Nonsense, it seems too intuitive to do it that way. Does anybody have any more contrived advice? /s

Forgive me,

I just thought somebody who has completed a contract already could offer some insight, tips, past experience etc. hence why I came to the community forum and asked a simple question. to no avail

 

BUT  I'm already finished writing it and I'll be sure to ask the client how they would like it formatted. Thanks for the advice.

 

Deuces.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Robert wrote:

Nonsense


Huh?

 


Robert B wrote:

Forgive me,

I just thought somebody who has completed a contract already could offer some insight,


I've completed over 300 on Upwork 

 

The only answer that makes any sense is to ask the client what they prefer.

 


Robert wrote:

I'll be sure to ask the client how they would like it formatted.


Good. Glad you're taking my advice and you're very welcome.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Petra R wrote:

Robert wrote:

Nonsense


Huh?

 


That whole response was bewildering.

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Robert B Member Since: Aug 17, 2020
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That whole response was sarcastic. Didn't mean to bewilder you, my guy.

 

I should have been clearer; I know exporting different file types often impacts the formatting of the typography/images. I was just wondering what kinds of experience others might have had building content in one place and then transferring it to a client who intends to post it through WordPress.

 

I thought this place was for asking for and giving help--not for elitist Upworkers to stroke each others' egos. Guess I'll just learn by experience, the way ya'll wise Gurus did.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Robert B wrote:

That whole response was sarcastic. Didn't mean to bewilder you, my guy.

Sorry, I didn't catch that. I prefer my sarcasm to be clearer and funnier. Self-deprecating is nice too.


 

I should have been clearer; I know exporting different file types often impacts the formatting of the typography/images. I was just wondering what kinds of experience others might have had building content in one place and then transferring it to a client who intends to post it through WordPress.

 

I thought this place was for asking for and giving help--not for elitist Upworkers to stroke each others' egos. Guess I'll just learn by experience, the way ya'll wise Gurus did.


So here is the thing, you are a writer and when something you wrote is misunderstood by the reader you blame the reader? You aren't Humpty Dumpty, you can't just throw around a word salad and expect people to understand what you want.

 

You did a p-poor job of asking for help, you did an even lousier job of accepting it. 

 

The answer she gave is spot on, I still don't know if you understand it because again you insist on using all the words. 

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Robert B Member Since: Aug 17, 2020
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I app-ppreciate your ins-sight now g-good day sir.

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Robert B Member Since: Aug 17, 2020
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I know. Actually, Petra, I've seen Upwork memes about you before I ever posted here. That was kind of my point--that someone with all that XP could provide more valuable perspective than "ask the client" but okay. It's my first contract. Average value not much under $30.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Robert, I'm trying to figure out just why you are so hostile.

The answer to your question is to ask the client. Simples.

 

I have no idea what you actually expected. There is no "more valuable perspective" - it's a no-brainer. You ask the client what they prefer. Doh.

 

It's like me posting "A client sent me an Italian document. I could translate it into German or English. What do you think would be best?"

 

You could also have asled your question with a bit more detail and nuance.